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Walgreens quietly opens 2nd store

After a 13-year wait, the new Walgreens opened its doors Monday. The store at 41840 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy. was built before the Great Recession...
Copper Sky pool

3 lifeguards at Copper Sky test positive for COVID-19

Three lifeguards at the Copper Sky Multigenerational Recreation Complex have tested positive for coronavirus. None of the lifeguards have worked since June 20, according to...
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‘Hospital’ sign on SR 347 hints at future development

When a signboard went up Monday on John Wayne Parkway announcing a “community hospital” coming soon, eyebrows were raised at City Hall. Exceptional Healthcare posted...
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UltraStar closes 347 Grill after positive COVID-19 case

The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center is temporarily closing its 347 Grill restaurant and 10 Pins take-out program after a person who was at the facility...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin mandates face mask policy

Face masks became mandatory at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino at noon Wednesday, according to an email sent to Caesar’s Rewards members. The universal mask...

County officials may encourage, not mandate face masks

  The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pinal County is 2,459, and the Board of Supervisors is making a second attempt to take...
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City requests residents to wear face masks

The City of Maricopa is strongly encouraging its residents to wear face masks to prevent the most vulnerable in the community. "...The Maricopa Mayor and...
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Dutch Bros closes abruptly after worker tests positive for coronavirus

A worker at the Dutch Bros coffee shop in Maricopa has tested positive for coronavirus. In letter to the community, posted on the Facebook page...

No mandatory face masks in Maricopa, mayor decides

Use of face masks in Maricopa will not be mandatory, the city mayor has decided. Mayor Christian Price announced on Facebook Wednesday afternoon that he...

Letter: Sheriff announces he has COVID-19

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb posted the following on the department's social media today: Unfortunately, as a law enforcement official and elected leader, we do...

Get face masks from 10 a.m. to noon Friday

The resurgency of positive cases of coronavirus in Arizona underscores the importance of wearing face masks in public to prevent the spread of the...
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In The Villages, frontline workers locked out of pool, clubhouse

Heather Walter and her husband, Ryan, have been working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic for months. Both work at the same Phoenix-area hospital;...

How to spend $6 million

WHAT: Maricopa City Council meeting WHEN: June 16, 7 p.m. WHERE: Maricopa City Hall, remotely available at https://www.youtube.com/user/myMaricopa20 When executive orders closed nonessential businesses in Maricopa for...

Arizona at bottom of list for COVID-19 improvement

Arizona ranks last in the country in its recovery rate from COVID-19. The week's death rate, positive testing rate and transmission number were gathered by...

Food inspectors give out good marks during COVID-19

  Pinal County health inspectors gave out top marks to the dozen Maricopa eateries they visited April 16-May 15. However, in giving an “excellent” rating...

When stay at home order kicked internet into overdrive, families shifted gears

The coronavirus pandemic turned everyday routines upside down.We are all using the internet basically all day long.. Millions of U.S. families hunkered down together under...

Heat, ozone to get excessive this week

High pollution and heat warnings are in place this week for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service. Pinal County Department of Air Quality issued...

Beacons of Light: Food banks stepped up as COVID-19 increased community need

  By Fran Lyons Wendy Webb, executive director of F.O.R. Maricopa food bank, hoped to get a portion of the financial aid for food banks that...

Businesses carefully come back to life after COVID-19

  As some Maricopa businesses made a cautious comeback in May, so did Maricopa shoppers. “We were going crazy at the house,” said Kandy Christopherson of...

Heat Warning in effect this weekend

An excessive heat warning is in effect this weekend until 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Overexposure can cause heat cramps...

MUSD board to discuss challenges of opening next school year

How Maricopa Unified School District will open for the new school year remains a thorny question for the governing board. It will be the topic...
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Flags to fly at half-staff to honor coronavirus victims

Flags at all state buildings in Arizona will be lowered to half-staff until sunset Sunday to honor victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Doug Ducey’s...

Copper Sky Aquatic Center to open more pools, with limits

After the previous opening of the lap pool, more features at Copper Sky Aquatic Center are set to open May 30 starting at 1...
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Get free face masks from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday

Since the Friday expiration of the stay-at-home order, it seems like many Maricopans are exercising caution and limiting their trips out. But if you need...

Pinal to sue feds to force Ducey to give CARES money

Railing against Gov. Doug Ducey, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors is preparing a lawsuit against the federal government.Right now our governor is systematically...
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Lap pool at Copper Sky to reopen Saturday with restrictions

This was updated May 14 with additional information from the city. The competition pool at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center in Maricopa will reopen on Saturday...

Superior Court requires face masks during COVID-19

The day Gov. Doug Ducey announced the lifting of "Stay Home" orders by the end of the week, Pinal County Superior Court clarified the...
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Ducey: Gyms, pools can reopen Wednesday

Gyms and pools can reopen on Wednesday with implementation of public health protections and CDC guidelines, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced in a Tuesday...

Raised garden beds can help your family’s self-sustaining efforts

By LeeAnn Noschese This is the perfect time to gather the family and grow your own food. Self-sustainability in your backyard can be done in...

InMaricopa to distribute face masks from 8-10 a.m. today

Even as Gov. Doug Ducey extended his stay-at-home order through May 15, he began to relax some of the restrictions in place to prevent...

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